I’ve put the finishing touches on my story and it’s now in e-book and paperback, as well as on my website. It’s good that I’ve written this story in my own voice from my own experience and memory. Now my children and grandchildren will have a piece of my life and pieces of life in the past 70 plus years. Life is good!
I’ve been told I’ve done a beautiful job of writing about both the joys and sorrows in my life.
I’m grateful for the time I’ve been given to enjoy writing and sketching now that life is slowing down for me. These are gifts that I’ve been given and now am blessed with the time to enjoy them.
I wish for you the same life’s blessings.
P.S. Next, I’m thinking about writing an historical fiction piece about my paternal grandmother who we didn’t get to know because she died at 47.
A small town, New Jersey Catholic girl grows up in the 1940s and 50s following all the rules. Until she doesn’t. Married with five children, her husband casually tells her one day that he’s leaving. Through marriage, desertion, solo parenting, and creating financial security for her children and herself, within the almost constant context of the Church, its rules, and its own significant failings, this is an American woman’s life, through some of the most significant decades of the United States. Against a backdrop of the Fifties and McCarthyism, the Sixties with the Kennedy brothers and Dr Martin Luther King Jr, through to 9/11 and Ground Zero, here is the voice of one woman, who wants to be heard.
Recently I had the opportunity to include my story in this unique collection of 24 women’s journeys with the Divine Feminine. Each story is unique and inspirational.
It was an interesting reflection for me as I’d just completed writing and publishing my own story ~ Me in the Middle ~ and the lessons learned along the way. My faith story was very much a part of my story yet I hadn’t thought about the divine feminine in my life and what that would mean.
What I love about Journeys with the Divine Feminine is that the book includes the stories of women from many religious experiences, as well as some without an experience in religion. They come from different parts of the world. Whatever their background, they grew and learned lessons from that and found their faith within. As with most organized religions, many of us grew up with a masculine God. We each found our ‘feminine divine‘ through our lives and through others along the way. I personally believe that God can’t be defined as male or female because God is beyond our comprehension. I do know that this divine power is love.
“I must write it all out at any cost. Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.”
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~